How To Repurpose Your Articles To The Maximum

By Michel Maling

Whether you write articles for yourself or have someone else write them for you, did you know that you can repurpose your content in more ways than one?

Most people tend to write an article and then submit it to a few top article directories. Then they may put it onto their blog. There are many other things that you can do with that article and here are a few tips on how to repurpose your article so that you can get the most out of it. In this way you will save a lot of time and make your content go a lot further.

Tip No. 1

Take your article or combine it with several others and create a report or mini ebook that you can submit to the top Ebook directories. You can also offer your mini ebook as an incentive to get people to subscribe to your list.

Tip No. 2

You can turn your article into a PDF using a program such as OpenOffice and submit it to top document sharing sites. A quick search in Google will give you many “top doc sharing sites.” You could also offer free distributions rights to your subscribers, as well as Ebook sites and in this way your links will go viral.

Tip No. 3

Why not turn your article into a video and submit to free video sharing sites. Create a channel that you build up with videos over time on a certain niche topic. In this way you will get subscribers over time and thus more views with each video that you submit.

You can turn your article into a video by either reading it in front of a webcam or you can use a free program like CamStudio to capture your article on the screen and you can scroll through the article while reading it. You can also use CamStudio to scroll through an article made into slides on Power Point and make it into a presentation.

Tip No. 4

Why not plan ahead and create an outline of your articles. Plan a particular topic and work on between ten and twenty chapters. Then you can write each article as a chapter of a future Ebook product. In this way you will end up with a product that you can sell to the public. It doesn’t matter that the content is already out there in article form on the internet, as most people won’t even see it. It is also more convenient to have your articles in a book format, which makes more people want to read it.

The best part about article marketing and repurposing your articles is that it is work that you will do once, and that content will work for you for years to come bringing you traffic on autopilot. This is far better than paid advertising, as once you stop paying, your ads disappear.

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You Gotta Want It Badly – 8 Ways to Actually Write

By Dawn Goldberg

No matter how much we want and love to write, unless we’re terribly disciplined or have deadlines (or an editor/agent looming over us), our default activity is not writing. In other words, if we have a spare minute, a break between activities, the rare gift of an unplanned hour, do we write? Or do we fill it in with stuff that “needs to be done”? Or take a much-needed nap? Or call a girlfriend and relax? Or make plans for dinner?

I will write – after I take a shower and get dressed – and after I make the bed – and after I do the dishes. Why do I delay? Why do those things come before writing?
For one, those other things are calling at my attention, nagging me, so I tell myself that I’ll write better if those nags are quieted. But the list of nags must be quite long because there are a lot of times that I never seem to write.

Secondly, I might be afraid of writing. I’m not where I want to be in my project. It’s stalled. I want it to be perfect, compelling, and impactful, and I’m afraid it’s not. Or it feels hard to get started, so it’s much easier to do other things.

And – here’s what I’m afraid of the most – maybe I don’t want to write badly enough more than I want to take a shower, get dressed, make the bed, and do the dishes.
When I was teenager in Texas, I’d get up in the summer early and go run. The heat, no matter how early in the morning, was oppressive. Step outside, and one hits a wall of heat. Yet, I’d invariably get up and go run in that awful furnace. Why? Because I’d rather do that than deal with my parents when they got up in the morning. Running in the heat was preferable to being around my parents. I would rather run.

So what do we need to create so that writing IS the default activity and it is THE thing we would rather do than anything else?

1. Be aware of what DOES get in the way. Pay attention. Are they always the same things (chores like cleaning the house, work tasks like returning emails, etc.) that you do instead of writing?

2. Understand why you would rather do those things. Are they nagging items? Are they delaying tactics? Are you afraid of something?

3. Just do it. Make writing more of a routine, and it’s harder not to do it. Kind of like brushing your teeth. You do it every day. The day you might miss, you run that tongue over your teeth, and you’re constantly reminded that you didn’t do it that day. So write regularly, and it will be harder to not do it.

4. Set up rewards. Yeah, it might seem childish, but it works. Don’t schedule that massage until you’ve reached your word count goal. Don’t eat the piece of chocolate until you finish a page. Your spouse cooks dinner if you write today. Make it so that you WANT to write because of what you get after you’re done.

5. Visualize the end of the rainbow. What if you finish that sales page? Wouldn’t you feel great to have compelling hot words and phrases (that you can then turn into social media updates) for that sales page? You’d be so far along – farther than you are now. You don’t have to see to the end of the ultimate rainbow (an entire finished project), just today’s little rainbow.

6. Make writing pleasurable and fun. Don’t want to sit at your desk and write? Go outside with your laptop or – gasp – a notebook and pen. Get a chocolate malt and enjoy while you write. Go to the park, the beach, the mountains, a tea room, a cool coffee place…. some place gorgeous and inspiring. However you design the pleasurable and fun aspect, only do those things when you write. So save that chocolate malt only for your writing times.

7. Set concrete goals. It’s a lot easier to write with a measurable goal in mind instead of just write until….whenever. And, as soon as you hit that concrete number of words, number of pages, number of minutes, you are done!

8. Think of your writing project as an adventure. Write your ideal client as a character. What outrageous article title can you come up with? How brazen can you be and get away with it?
It’s a blend of figuring out what gets in the way as well as thinking about what you could do so that you really want to write – and not do anything else.

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Authors: The Only Marketing Secret You Need To Know

By Jay Harmish

Since you are reading this, it is pretty clear that you are already aware of the popularity and prospective value of information based marketing. It’s so popular that there are more than enough articles on the Web to keep the average person reading for several lifetimes, even without taking time out for a coffee break.

However, there has been a basic fact that many aspiring writing marketers have fallen prey to avoiding, and it is this: effective marketing involves more than putting a bunch of words together in an article format, throwing your link up, and waiting for the big bucks to roll in. If that’s your mindset, you’ve got a rocky road ahead of you. But don’t despair, because if you’re open to the idea that your strategy up to now is not going to take you to Millionaire Avenue, and you’re willing to reconsider and restructure your approach, chances are pretty good that success will not elude you.

Here is something you need to make yourself aware of, if you’re not already: the reason you write is to inform people. People are not jumping fences to find resource boxes with links they can click on just so your bank account balance will hit the high digits. No one cares about that – except you, of course.

But here’s the secret that will change it all for you (a secret to many, and only a relatively select few top-quality writers out there have a handle on this): Remember “The Golden Rule.” Ask yourself this question: “Why would I read an article?” Once you come up with the honest answer to that question, your entire perspective of writing will change. That’s right, you’re not the only one who reads articles to learn something valuable. People are in it for themselves. However, as a writer, you have to remember that and create content that is for others, not for you… and certainly not with the primary focus on your making money.

Write from the heart and the rest will follow. If you write an article while your first and foremost reason is to get people to click on that resource box, then it’s almost inevitable that the quality of your article will suffer at least to some extent. So, that said, get into what you’re writing and have a passion for it. Keep in mind that not a person in the world is interested in giving you a buck if you’re not willing to give something worth more than that buck in return.

When it comes to submitting your articles to article directories, you’ll notice that guidelines are set in place. They are there for a reason. They’re not there to make your life difficult. Remember, directories need you to thrive, too, and when you really think about it, they put those guidelines in play to help you maintain the integrity of your content and, ultimately, your reputation as well as theirs. More important than any of that, the reader enjoys a quality experience.

Now, here’s the real secret to effectively dealing with article directory submissions: don’t “try” to fall within guidelines. Does that seem contradictory? It’s not in the least bit. Consider this. If you honestly write for the benefit of your readers, you will naturally adhere to guidelines. You won’t have to go crazy with keywords, conforming to rules, etc. In short, write with integrity and everything falls into place. Don’t act with an intention to “trick” anyone. Again, treat others as you would want to be treated. Write as if you were writing for a reader who is looking for the same quality that you would be.

There is no way around this, and that’s a good thing. When you truly act from a standpoint of integrity, everyone wins. That includes your readers (most important), you and the directory that you are submitting to. When it’s a win/win/win situation, there’s only room for success. Yes, that includes the results that you ultimately want. So, it’s a bit of a paradox, isn’t it? Don’t be focused on your rewards and you’ll get them. As you act as your own judge regarding all of this, here’s a promise: you can try all the marketing tactics in the world, but nothing will bring home the bacon that good, clean, public-serving intentions will. You can take that to the bank. It’s one deposit whose interest will accumulate quite rapidly – and at a very high rate of return.

Jay Harmish is a marketing and writing enthusiast who acts as senior editor for [http://www.articlesahoy.com]ArticlesAhoy.com, an article directory that focuses on providing quality reading and content for all.

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